- I read that the best thing you can do for whiny children is to ignore them. Kind of a tough love approach. Isaak's our baby, and tries to use his power of whine to get our positive and negative attention. For a long time I thought it was a sign that he needed more attention, positive attention, so I gave it to him. I was actually doing the opposite of what I'm supposed to do. Now I'm back peddling. I'm happy to report I'm doing my best to not ignore Isaak, but ignore the whine that comes from his mouth. I told him, "For now on if you talk that way, I'm not going to talk to you. You use your big kid voice to get attention." I just started, so I'll know if it works in awhile. *On a good note I was at a gathering and a kid sounded way worse than Isaak. My ears were piercing. It's a good thing Isaak isn't that bad!
- I never understood the cycle on the washer that is labeled "Permanent Press". Heck the clothes all spin around. Don't the get wrinkled anyhow?
- Santa left Mica a series of Encyclopedia Brown books. He didn't want to read them. He's stuck on the Magic Tree House series. He got a Scholastic Book Fair form to order books, and was mad at me because I wouldn't order him anything new. I just want him to read some of the books we've gotten him before I order more. I was expecting him to retaliate. Nope...he picked up the Encyclopedia Brown books, and read all of them. Now he likes them.
- Speaking of Santa. Mica said at a store, "Mom I know you and Dad are Santa." I keep pretending I don't know what he's talking about. Should I be handling it this way? St. Nicholas is in the dictionary, encyclopedia, google and so forth. He's real, right?